1 in 5 North Carolina Adults are Caregivers: Addressing Unpaid Family Caregiver Burden with Supportive Services

N C Med J. Jul-Aug 2020;81(4):270-274. doi: 10.18043/ncm.81.4.270.


Medical advances paired with expanding home care technology and shorter hospital stays have placed increased responsibilities on family and friends. Yet, most caregivers report they are ill-prepared for their role. There are services and supports specifically designed to assist family caregivers.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Caregivers / economics
  • Caregivers / psychology*
  • Caregivers / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • North Carolina
  • Social Support*
  • Stress, Psychological / prevention & control*